for military families
In less than an hour, you'll learn:
Family of Heroes is an online evidence-based resiliency & PTSD training simulation where family members learn essential skills to manage the challenges they may face in adjusting to post-deployment life. This includes managing expectations from their veteran's return, learning to identify post-deployment stress, and managing conversations with the goals of de-escalating arguments, negotiating family responsibilities, and, if needed, motivating the veteran to seek help for post-deployment stress, PTSD, or thoughts of suicide.
Based on Kognito's proprietary simulation technology and behavior change methodology, the virtual humans act and respond like real Veterans experiencing post-deployment stress, thereby providing users with hands-on practice within a realistic and risk-free learning environment.
The simulation is a result of a collaboration between the VA of NY/NJ and Kognito, with feedback from over 100 family members around the country. Since its launch in November 2011, it has been disseminated by the Air Force Space Command, Rocky Mountain MIRECC, and numerous state and non-profit agencies. The simulation is listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
For any questions regarding licensing Family of Heroes, please contact 212-675-9234 or [email protected].
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|Minimum Processor||Intel Core2 Duo class processor or better, minimum 1.5 Ghz|
|Installed RAM||2GB RAM recommended, 1GB RAM minimum|
|Hard Drive||at least 500MB free disk space|
|Computing Platform:||All common Windows platforms from Windows XP SP2 and later|
|Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard) or later|
|Internet Connection||Broadband or at least 512kbps|
|Internet access using a dial-up modem|
|Browser||Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher|
|Mozilla FireFox 3.4 or higher|
|Safari 5.0 or higher|
|Chrome 15 or higher|
|Flash Player Browser Plugin||Flash Player 10.1 or later|
|For OSX 10.7(Lion), use Flash Player 11.1 or later|
|Q||When launching the At-Risk, a new window opens up but nothing appears on the screen. What's the problem?|
|A||The simulation requires Adobe Flash Player 10.0 and above in order to function properly. Try installing the Flash Player and re-launching the simulation. You can download the latest Flash Player here (http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html).|
|Q||While in simulated conversations in the course, I encounter strange issues that do not allow me to continue the conversation. What should I do?|
|A||First try re-launching the course. If the problem persists, please contact Kognito's technical support staff and report the issue. Try to explain where in the conversation you encountered the error and/or any other information that might be helpful. You can contact the support staff directly by clicking here. [email protected]|
|Q||I completed the simulation. Will my completion be recorded by the system automatically?|
|A||Your completion will only be recorded once you complete the simulation.|
|Q||I am trying to log in using the enrollment key provided by my administrator. Why is it not giving me access?|
|A||The enrollment key is unique to your institution. If you are receiving an error message, contact [email protected] and provide your contact information.|
|Q||I'm interested in sharing this program with others. Where can I learn more about At-Risk?|
|A||You can learn more about At-Risk by visiting the product website at www.kognito.com.|
|Q||I have finished the course, but I still can't download my certificate of completion. How can I get it?|
|A||The certificate of completion becomes available when you have completed the course fully. If you have completed the course and are still unable to view your certificate, please try refreshing your browser, or contact [email protected] to get your certificate.|